Christian Niedermüller

Angestellt, Director - Chief Investment Office, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

Vienna, Austria


Project Management
high level communication
Corporate Finance
Project and Real Estate Finance
Structured Finance
Financial institutions work out solutions
Bad Bank know how
Cash-flow modelling
bank restructuring
Experience in forming and leading teams
problem-solving skills
Corporate Finance Advisory
high resilience
permanent C-Level exposure
design thinking
Round Table
Idea Management
Innovation Management
flexibility worldwide
high mountain expeditions
Marathon finisher
Real estate
Certified Supervisory Expert
Crypto assets
Digital Assets
Blockchain enthusiast


Professional experience for Christian Niedermüller

  • Current 4 years and 8 months, since Jul 2019

    Director - Chief Investment Office

    Hamburg Commercial Bank AG

  • 9 months, Oct 2018 - Jun 2019


    Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company (COAC Germany)

  • 10 months, Jan 2018 - Oct 2018

    Head of Program Management

    FinTech Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of Finance

    Establishment and thereafter management of the FinTech Advisory Board of the Austrian Finance Ministry // all FinTech related topics related to regulatory requirements and needed bundling of know-how/resources to improve Austria as a top FinTech business location for legacy players and new market entrants/challenger-banks/insurers

  • 4 years, Nov 2014 - Oct 2018

    Head of Finance & Risk Division

    ABBAG (Asset Resolution Steering Holding) Abbaumanagementgesellschaft des Bundes

    • Set up of the whole asset resolution perimeter in Austria and of Performing/Non-Performing Loan Porfolio Sales processes • Responsible as a project leader for the two most important projects of the Republic of Austria in the complicated context of the asset resolution environment: - Bond buyback program for the liability side of HETA ASSET RESOLUTION for bonds with a nominal value of EUR 11 billion - Complex restructuring of the liability side of KA FINANZ AG with a volume of EUR 8 billion

  • 5 months, Feb 2015 - Jun 2015

    Business Development / Financial Advisory (Freelance/voluntary)

    KASKO Ltd (Start-up)

    Worked on expansion planning and business development of a start-up in the insurance area

  • 8 months, Apr 2014 - Nov 2014

    Executive Assistant to the CEO (Project leader of Deregulation/Bad Bank project)

    Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG

    Next to the very challenging job as the executive business assistant to CEO Alexander Picker, I headed the internal project for the deregulation of the bank 'Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank International'/ establishment of bad bank unit (‘HETA ASSET RESOLUTION’), dealing with the connected carve-out/sale of all banking institutions, uncountable legal/economic barriers on the way and the difficult reorganization, facing as well a lot of internal and external pressure due to enormous political/economical exposure

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2013 - Mar 2014

    Innovation Manager

    UniCredit Bank Austria AG

    management of the whole idea-finding and idea-management process, coordination of all involved process stakeholders from the idea generation to the implementation, involved in the development of new products, new multi-channel strategies and the smart banking initiative, involved in the development of a common international group innovation strategy, reporting directly to two board members

  • 2 months, Jan 2013 - Feb 2013

    Associate Director

    UniCredit Bank Austria AG / Finance CEE

    Portfolio monitoring, financial structuring solutions, tailor made advisory services, working mainly with anglo-american real estate investment funds and multilaterals // Real Estate Finance / Structured Finance

  • 10 months, Mar 2012 - Dec 2012


    UniCredit Bank Austria AG - Corporate & Investment Banking

    Portfolio monitoring, financial structuring solutions, tailor made advisory services, working mainly with anglo-american real estate investment funds and multilaterals // International Real Estate Finance / Structured Finance

  • 1 year and 4 months, Nov 2010 - Feb 2012


    UniCredit Bank Austria AG - Corporate & Investment Banking

    International Real Estate Finance // Project & Commodity Finance CEE // local project backing in Turkey with our joint venture YapiKredi Bankasi

  • 3 months, Aug 2010 - Oct 2010


    PricewaterhouseCoopers - Corporate Finance Beratung GmbH

    Due Dilligence support, Buy-side and vendor assistance, Real Estate Consulting, feasability studies.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jul 2006 - Jul 2009

    Vice Chairman

    Austrian Students Union - Salzburg

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jun 2006 - Jul 2009


    Aktionsgemeinschaft Salzburg

    Refounding of the formerly well known student party/organization. Establishing of a student newspaper. Lead of two successfull election campaigns.

  • 2 months, Jul 2008 - Aug 2008


    Austrian Trade Commission / Austrian Embassy - Bangkok

  • 3 months, Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

    Junior Consultant

    PricewaterhouseCoopers - Corporate Finance Beratung GmbH

    Benchmarking, Due Diligence process // working on interesting Public Sector/ Real Estate Project // Real Estate valuation & Real Estate development strategy planning

  • 3 months, Jul 2006 - Sep 2006

    Junior Consultant

    CPS Schließmann - St. Gallen Management Consultants - Frankfurt

    local project backing at the client's branch // working on possible expansion strategies into Eastern European markets with new product lines // Feasability studies

  • 1 month, Apr 2006 - Apr 2006


    Pro Sieben Austria

  • 1 year and 3 months, Aug 2003 - Oct 2004

    Bank clerk

    Volksbank Salzburg

    all basic banking education // banking exams accomplished within the top 5 % Austrian-wide

  • 2 months, Jul 2001 - Aug 2001


    Bankhaus Spängler

  • 3 months, Jul 2000 - Sep 2000


    Ford-Bank Salzburg

Educational background for Christian Niedermüller

  • 3 months, Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

    Blockchain Strategy Program

    Oxford Saïd Business School

  • 2 years and 1 month, Feb 2008 - Feb 2010

    Master in Law & Economics

    Paris-Lodron University Salzburg

    Master-Thesis: Fair Value Accounting concerning investment properties – IAS 40 in the focus of the financial crisis (Grade A) - PUBLISHED as a book in August 2010

  • 3 years and 5 months, Oct 2004 - Feb 2008

    Bachelor in Law & Economics

    Paris-Lodron University Salzburg

    - Career planning as a matter of leading staff (Grade B) // - Communities of practice – knowledge management – diffusion and spreading of knowledge (Grade A)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Spanish



Job: challenges and special projects
Privat: to conquer the less known - especially while travelling through Asia
South America and Africa
Marathon (personal best: 3:25 - Barcelona 2010)
High Mountain Expeditions - climbing & ice climbing
Modern Art

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